There are so many reasons to appreciate little things in life. But, one can never buy appreciation. It comes with different experiences in life. Human greed flows in a perennial river of need. The complaints of ranting about what they lack in life go on forever too.
Each of us is always too busy complaining that we have forgotten to appreciate little things in life.
We have become too critical and harsh on ourselves that we don’t treasure and value what we already have. We are cruel to our ways of living life that we have, unknowingly, given the power of our happiness in someone else’s hands.
We have accepted the appearances we see or read on social media as if they are real. This is leading to comparison. Even when social media is nothing but a facade. Whatever we see or read is not 100% true. Thus, this blog is just a reminder for you to appreciate the little things in life.
6 Reasons to appreciate little things in life
1. Appreciate your family
After reaching adulthood or being an independent individual, the period of spending time with our family gradually shortens. Somehow, we simply corner the importance of our family members and keep them aside from our lives. We become so busy that we have to “manage” our schedule to be able to spend a few moments of happiness with them.
So now you know what you go to do the next time you receive a phone call from a family member. Instead of being cranky, be patient and appreciate their presence in your life. Be with them while you can, the future is too short and uncertain to think they will be around forever.
Just in case, you struggle to find time for them, do read my 5 ways to find happiness with your family. I am sure it will help.
2. Acknowledge your education
One never stops learning. But, to be able to acknowledge and implement your education correctly is the right thing to do. Acknowledging and appreciating your education isn’t limited to completing your education, getting a job, and living a steady life.
It is also about using your education wisely to craft a better life for not just yourself but as many people as you can around yourself. The right use of education is in using it for the welfare of other people and to create a difference in society.
3. Appreciate your will
While you focus on your goal in life, do not forget to appreciate the distance you have covered, the steps you have crossed, and the small pointers you’ve achieved on your checklist.
Learn to appreciate your will of moving forward in life – waking up from bed when you could barely move, leaving your house for work when all you wanted was to stay in your cocoon, hiding your tears with your smile, and the list goes on. We all go through tough times and to just continue showing up every day is sometimes the strongest thing to do.
4. Acknowledge your struggles
Struggles in life are inevitable. We all face them. I have had my share of it and will continue to have them as long as I exist. But, I have never felt more myself as much as I did after conquering something I was afraid to do.
Heartbreaks are real too but they just strengthen you from the inside. The woman I was before and after the most difficult phase of my life are two different versions of me. The truth is you are an inspiration to someone. You may not know but they are there around you. So, appreciate the difficulties you have faced in life, for making you a better, stronger, and happier person altogether.
5. Appreciate your bodies
Do I need to give you reasons to appreciate your bodies? Hell NO!
There is so much negativity around us. The digital hours of our daily routine have occupied so much room in our minds. The self-comparison it forces on us is self-sabotaging. Slim, fat, bulky, flat, short, tall, tiny, huge – these are just some labels by society. They don’t define you. Don’t let them affect and stop you from making the most of your existence.
To every person reading this – wear whatever you want, eat what you like. But, don’t do it at the cost of your health. More power to each of you for not being what society expects you to be.
6. Acknowledge yourself
The last and certainly not the least to be appreciated in life, is you.
While you shower so much love on people around you, learn to show some love to yourselves too. Trust me, it is needed the most in this era of technology and social media. Being your critic is fine but being your lover and cheerleader is equally necessary.
There are too many reasons we have to be critical in our lives. But sometimes, being soft is required too. Patience is absent today. People are running behind quick fixes. But what I have learned all along is that patience takes you places in life. And if you don’t get what you want, God’s plan for you is better than yours. Have faith in him.
I know all this may sound like a privileged person’s opinion and I might not have been closer to understanding the harsh realities of life but when I share these things to ‘appreciate’ in life, I simply point towards acknowledging what you have and being grateful for it.
I hope this blog will serve as a great reminder for you to appreciate little things in life.